This website has been archived. For the latest information about WorldSkills please visit

You are here:

Skills are always changing

For the latest information about this skill visit IT Network Systems Administration on

IT Network Systems Administration

Providing information technology (IT) services to commercial and public sectors to ensure systems run smoothly and without interruption.

Presented by

Why is this skill important?

As all of us realize, a wide range of IT network administration services are critical today for the organization and operation of business, industry, and government. Any “downtime” is costly in terms of both lost productivity and cost.

The system administrator may apply a broad skill set or may choose to specialize among services including design, system installation/upgrading, troubleshooting, configuration of systems and network devices, and user support. Experts in this field keep up to date on research and technology, products and services in the industry, and maintain a consistent and methodical investigative approach to their work. 

From ensuring commercial entities remain “up and running” with limited systems breakdowns, to contributing to the design and development of new and innovative systems, the role of the IT network systems administrator is widely accepted as business critical.

Could this skill be for you?

If you like:

  • Fixing things
  • Complex problems
  • Using computers

You should also take a look at:

The Challenge

Important elements of the challenge include:

  • The IT Network Systems Administrator works in diverse environments including network operations centres, internet service providers and data centres.

  • The Competitor is judged on their knowledge, understanding, and abilities to install, run, configure, and troubleshoot various operating systems.

  • An understanding of network security and system integration is essential to this Skill.

  • Judges will award marks to Competitors who can work with both wired and wireless internet working devices.

Skill sponsors


Medal Result Competitor Country/region
Gold 724 SUNGWON YUN Korea
Gold 723 Leonid Shmakov Russia
Bronze 721 Wei Xiao China
Bronze 720 Akos Varga Hungary
Bronze 719 Patrick Taibel Austria
Bronze 719 Ryoichi Satoyama Japan
Bronze 719 Kangli Li Singapore
Medallion for Excellence 713 Renato Jucá Brazil
Medallion for Excellence 713 Aurélien BRUNO France
Medallion for Excellence 710 Riccardo Somma Principality of Liechtenstein
Medallion for Excellence 709 Kai Redmann Germany
Medallion for Excellence 707 CHIH-HUNG LEI Chinese Taipei
Medallion for Excellence 704 Shane Carpenter United Kingdom
Medallion for Excellence 700 Kevin Couderc-Dubois Canada
Medallion for Excellence 700 Pascal Mathis Switzerland
681 Danijel Dmitrovic Croatia
681 Luís Vieira Portugal
679 Jeffry Steven Hernández Torres Colombia
679 Wai Weng Lo Macao, China
678 Pouria Dehghani Iran
670 Nasohi Ciptandani Indonesia
657 Vladislav Shlager Kazakhstan
646 Oscar LATORRE Spain
646 Alwaleed Alhindi Saudi Arabia
644 Rens Vlemmings Netherlands
638 Anton Söderberg Sweden
633 Nasser Bader United Arab Emirates
628 Cee-Jay Lakey South Africa

How to compete

To reach the level of skills required to compete in a WorldSkills Competition takes several years of training and dedication. But the best time to start is now.

Find out more about how to take part in a WorldSkills Competition.